Highland Show 2012 Judges: Males – Mr Basil Bothwell, Co Cavan Females – Mr David Bondfield, Queensland, Australia
Overall Male Champion 1st Balmyle Eclipse 2nd Edenhurst Cognac Junior Male Champion 1st Falleninch Flint 2nd Elgin Glenlevit Overall Female Champion 1st Balmaud Davina 2nd Elrick Fiona Junior Female Champion 1st Allanfauld Geranium 2nd Ugie Gladys
Three year old Balmyle Eclipse, by the 26,000gns Sackville Adonis and out of a cow going back to the 28,000gns Brampton Nacodar, took home the breed championship. This one was bred and exhibited by W P Bruce Ltd, Meigle, Perthshire and was retained as the herd’s stock bull in 2010.
Edenhurst Cognac, jointly owned and exhibited by Messrs L Clarke, Lurgan, County Armagh and R A Milne, Elgin, Morayshire, secured the reserve breed title in his first outing. This five year old by Oldstone Egbert and out of a Dingle Hofmeister-sired dam was bred by P Vasey, Carlisle, Cumbria.
Best female & best opposite sex to champion was awarded to Balmaud Davina from M Bruce and Partners Ltd, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, a three year old by the 11,000gns Maerdy Tank and out of a home-bred dam. Davina was bred by W and G Strachan, Mill of Balmaud, Banffshire.
Elrick Fiona, a two year old by the 12,000gns Coolaslee Adversary and out of a home-bred cow took the reserve female spot. This one was owned by W K and P Drysdale, Blairgowrie, Perthshire and bred by M J Massie, Ellon, Aberdeenshire
Allanfauld Geranium won the junior female and overall junior championships. Geranium, a 15 month old by the £20,000 Elgin Davinci and out of a Harestone Tadorne-sired dam, was bred and exhibited by A Macgregor, Kilsyth, Glasgow.
Claiming the Beef Breeder championship was Elgin Glenlevit, a 14 month old by Elgin Davinci and out of Corrie Debbie from R A Milne, Elgin, Morayshire. Charolais dominated the interbreed class that took into account genetic potential as well as appearance with Blackford Gladiator from A Macpherson, Croy, Inverness-shire also taking reserve place for Charolais. Gladiator was a 13 month old son of the 22,000gns Newhouse Bigal and out of a home-bred dam.
Class 246 Female born on or between 1st April and 31 July 2011 1st LOGANBAR GINTY 18/4/2011 s. Mulroog Alpine d. Loganbar Vaccine 2nd BALMYLE GUINEVERE A & A Wright, 9/4/2011 S. Maerdy Barbican d. Balmyle Anastasia 3rd BALMYLE GEORGINA Mrs A MacPherson, 5/4/2011 s. Pennal Dazzler d. Balmyle Anna
Class 246A Female born on or between 1st April and 31st July 2011 1st UGIE GLADYS Mr J T Wilson 2/5/2011 s. Goldies Banker d. Ugie Dotty 2nd MORTIMERS GORGEOUSMortimers Farms Ltd 1/5/2011 s. Ravensworth Alder d. Mortimers Brooklyn 3rd FALLENINCH GABBY Mr AB Hornall 15/5/2011 s.Prime Colombo d. Falleninch Abby
Class 247 Female born on or between 1st January and 31st March 2011 1st ALLANFAULD GERANIUM A MacGregor (Allanfauld) Ltd 3/3/2011 s. Elgin Davinci d. Allanfauld Beaujolais 2nd ELGIN GRACE Mr RA Milne & Sons 20/3/2011 s. Edenhurst Cognac d. Strowan Sapphire 3rd MORTIMERS GLORY Mortimers Farm Ltd 9/1/2011 s. Cleffany Spitfire d. Mowbraypark Recital
Class 248 Female born on or between 24th June and 31st December 2010 1st ALSNOW FREESIA AR Lawson & Son 4/12/2010 s. Goldies Champion d. Alsnow Victoria 2nd UGIE FLAIR Mr J T Wilson 23/7/2010 s. Goldies Banker d. Ugie Adele 3rd GLENERICHT FRUITYGIRL WK & P Drysdale 24/12/2010 s. Balnuith Valour d. Glenericht Bliss
Class 249 Female born on or between 1st January and 23rd June 2010 1st ELRICK FIONA WK & P Drysdale 21/3/2010 s. Coolnaslee Adversary d. Elrick Coral 2nd HARESTONE FLORENCE Mr NR Barclay 14/3/2010 s. Goldies Unbeatable d. Harestone Belinda 3rd BALBITHAN FAITH Mr & Mrs A White 1/3/2010 s. Newhouse Benson d. Balbithan Una
Class 249A Female born on or between 1st January and 23rd June 2010 1st MORTIMERS FORGETMENOT Mortimers Farm Ltd 4/4/2010 s. Ravensworth Alder d. Mortimers Vanish 2nd BALMYLE FLORET Mr D H Muirhead 15/4/2010 s. Maerdy Barbican d. Balmyle Belinda 3rd BLACKFORD FLORA Miss A MacPherson 29/4/2010 s. Newhouse Bigal d. Blackford Candy
Class 250 Female born on or between 1st January and 31st December 2009 1st ELGIN ELECTRA Mr R A Milne & Sons 27/1/09 s. Harestone Tyrok d. Elgin Ultra 2nd GRETNAHOUSE EMERALD Mr A Houston 12/1/09 s. Gretnahouse Ultimate d. Gretnahouse Adelaide LOGANBAR EXPRESSO Brailes Livestock 2/4/09 s. Brax Utopia d. Loganbar Rigell 3rd LOURIE ECLIPSE Mr R Aitkin 25/2/09 s. Balmyle Vendetta d. Ballathie Apricot
Class 251 Female in milk or in calf, born on or before 31st December 2008 1st BALMAUD DAVINA Messrs M Bruce & Partners ltd 2/9/08 s. Maerdy Tank d. Balmaud Urikka 2nd BALBITHAN VOILE Mr A B Hornall 29/3/04 s. Baggrave Minstrel d. Balbithan Sophia 3rd FORGLEN DUCHESS Mr E A Mutch 25/8/08 s. Gretnahouse Archangel d. Forglen Beauty
Class 252 Bull born on or between 1st April and 30th June 2011 1st ELGIN GLENLEVIT Mr R A Milne & Sons 1/4/2011 s. Elgin Davinci d. Corrie Debbie 2nd ALLANFAULD GLADIATOR A MacGregor (Allanfauld) Ltd 6/4/2011 s. Elgin Davinci d. Corrie Beyonce 3rd LOCHEND GALAXY Mr J W Millar 27/4/2011 s. Kersknowe Clansman d. Lochend Buttons
Class 252A Bull born on or between 1st April and 30th June 2011 1st BLACKFORD GLADIATOR Miss A MacPherson 7/5/2011 s. Newhouse Bigal d. Blackford Celia 2nd FALLENINCH GREATEST Mr A B Hornall 20/5/2011 s. Prime Colombo d. Falleninch Brilliant 3rd BLELACK GIGGSEY Mr N Massie & Sons 14/5/2011 s. Ugie Dynamo d. Blelack Summer
Class 253 Bull born on or between 1st January and 31st March 2011 1st MARWOOD GLADIATOR R A & J Blyth 14/3/2011 s. Sportsmans Columbo d. Marwood Temptress 2nd HARESTONE GLENLIVET Mr N R Barclay 27/3/2011 s. Goldies Unbeatable d. Harestone Delia 3rd LOGANBAR GALA DM Lyle & Sons 3/1/2011 s. Simontorp Daimler d. Loganbar Daniella
Class 254 Bull born on or between 1st January and 23rd June 2010 1st BRAMPTON FUGITIVE Mr A K Brooke 9/4/2010 s. Trefonnen Crouch d. Brampton Rumandraisen 2nd ROUNDSHILL FANTASTIC ET Mr J Bostock & Son 2/3/2010 s. Maerdy Impeccable d. Roundshill Norma 3rd BALTHAYOCK FERDINAND Major DFWH & N Walter 1/5/2010 s. Balbithan Vespasian d. Balthayock Rosita
Class 255 Bull born on or between 24th June and 31st December 2010 1st FALLENINCH FLINT Mr A B Hornall 19/9/2010 s. Falleninch Bigby d. Balbithan Voile 2nd ELRICK FRENCHMAN DH Muirhead & Mornity Farms 19/8/2010 s. Maerdy Dublin d. Elrick Centrefold
Class 256 Bull born on or before 31st December 2009 1st BALMYLE ECLIPSE WP Bruce Ltd 4/3/09 s. Sackville Adonis d. Balmyle Solitude 2nd EDENHURST COGNA Miss L Clarke & Mr R A Milne 7/4/07 s. Oldstone Egbert d. Edenhurst Phillippa 3rd FALLENINCH BODELAVIE AB Hornall 10/1/06 s. Trianon d. Sagalizzie
Young Charolais enthusiasts in the winnings
Stuart Hird won the Intermediate class as well as being part of the Fairway Trophy winning team with Anita Jackson
Senior and overall winner Scott Smith won with 145 points, beating the second place Philip Johnston on reasons after their points tied
Young Charolais enthusiasts from all parts of the UK travelled to the Royal Highland Show where the breed society held its young stock judging finals on Friday 22 June, kindly sponsored by the DNA testing company, Weatherbys, Ireland.
Topping the senior section and winning the overall award was 20 year old Scott Smith from the South West region. Scott, from the Liskeard-based Colfrey herd, scored 145 out of 150 and won an accompanying trip to Moulins Show in France. Second placed Philip Johnston, from Northern Ireland, also scored an impressive 145 points and was only placed second after both leading competitors gave reasons on the Yearling Bull class to the Master Judge Alasdair Houston and Steward Iain Millar. Both of whom commented that is was a close called choice. In third place was Gary Wright from Scotland with 143 points.
The intermediate section was won by Border region’s Stuart Hird, aged 17 from the Cumbrian Bluegate herd with 143 points. Second place was awarded to Adam Johnston from Northern Ireland and third went to Wales’ Cennydd Owen Jones. Stuart also made up half of the Fairway Trophy winning team alongside Border region’s Anita Jackson with a combined score of 283. Northern Ireland’s Philip Johnston and Nicky Hughes came in second and the South West’s team of Michelle Hanson and overall winner Scott Smith were a close third.
Unfortunately a scoring error on the day prevented Stuart being recognised as the class winner and the Society would like to express its most sincere apologies both to Stuart and the rest of the competitors in the 14 to 17 year old class.
Donald Maclean won the junior section with 134 points
Adam and Philip Johnston from Northern Ireland were in the winnings with Philip taking second place in the senior and team sections and Adam second in the intermediates
Thirteen year old Donald Maclean from the Eastleigh based Mortimers Charolais herd achieved the top spot in the junior 8 to 13 year old section with 134 points, beating off Rachel Bell from the Borders region and Toby Ranson from the South East.
Master judge, Alasdair Houston of the Gretnahouse herd, Gretna Green commented: “It was a real pleasure to see our young enthusiasts and some of our keenest breeders of the future from all over the UK taking part in the national finals. There were three challenging classes to judge and all entrants approached them very professionally and demonstrated such a very high standard and level of genuine enthusiasm which bodes well for the future of the Charolais breed.”
Weatherby’s John Flynn added: “We were absolutely delighted to be able to sponsor this event for the second year running. It’s a fantastic event to be involved with and support as it’s so important for the industry to engage the breeders of the future.”